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Consett (UK Parliament constituency)

Consett was a county constituency, centred on the town of Consett in County Durham. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Consett
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Consett in County Durham, boundaries 1974-83
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byNorth Durham and North West Durham[1]
Created fromNorth West Durham

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Annfield Plain, Benfieldside, Consett, Leadgate, and Stanley, and in the Rural District of Lanchester the civil parishes of Craghead, Ebchester, Healeyfield, Knitsley, and Medomsley.

1950-1983: The Urban Districts of Consett and Stanley.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Aneurin Williams
General Election 1918: Consett[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Aneurin Williams 7,576 34.3 n/a
C National Democratic Robert Gee 7,283 32.9 n/a
Labour G. H. Stuart-Bunning 7,268 32.8 n/a
Majority 293 1.4 n/a
Turnout 64.3 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Consett [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Dunnico 14,469 46.5 +13.7
Liberal Aneurin Williams 9,870 31.8 −2.5
Unionist Sydney Erskine Dare Wilson 6,745 21.7 N/A
Majority 4,599 14.7 N/A
Turnout 31,084 82.0 +17.7
Registered electors 37,886
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +8.1
 
Ursula Williams
General Election 1923: Consett [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Dunnico 15,862 52.0 +5.5
Liberal Ursula Williams 14,619 48.0 +16.2
Majority 1,243 4.0 −10.7
Turnout 30,481 78.2 −3.8
Registered electors 38,989
Labour hold Swing −5.4
General Election 1924: Consett [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Dunnico 18,842 55.9 +3.9
Constitutionalist James E Davies 14,836 44.1 N/A
Majority 4,006 11.8 +7.8
Turnout 33,678 83.4 +5.2
Registered electors 40,363
Labour hold Swing N/A
General Election 1929: Consett[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Dunnico 22,256 56.5 +0.6
Liberal John Dickie 10,772 27.3 N/A
Unionist John William Watts 6,400 16.2 N/A
Majority 11,484 29.2 +17.4
Turnout 39,428 80.1 −3.3
Registered electors 49,233
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: Consett[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National John Dickie 22,474 53.0 +25.7
Labour Herbert Dunnico 19,927 47.0 -9.5
Majority 2,547 6.01
Turnout 83.24
Liberal National gain from Labour Swing +17.6
General Election 1935: Consett[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Adams 25,419 58.7
Liberal National John Dickie 17,897 41.3
Majority 7,522 17.4
Turnout 43,316 83.8
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940sEdit

Consett by-election, 1943[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Glanville unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1945: Consett[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Glanville 28,617 70.1
Liberal National James Aloysius McGilley 12,198 29.9
Majority 16,419 40.2
Turnout 77.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Glanville 34,907 66.79
Conservative Philip Goodhart 12,634 24.17
Liberal Norman Dees 4,721 9.03
Majority 22,273 42.62
Turnout 86.84
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Glanville 35,705 69.24
Conservative George Frederick H Walker 15,861 30.76
Majority 19,844 38.48
Turnout 85.06
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Stones 30,979 67.05
Conservative Fergus Montgomery 15,224 32.95
Majority 15,755 34.10
Turnout 77.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Stones 32,307 66.83
Conservative Denis Alan Orde 16,037 33.17
Majority 16,270 33.65
Turnout 81.65
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Stones 29,676 68.10
Conservative Denis W Stokoe 13,901 31.90
Majority 15,775 36.20
Turnout 76.73
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watkins 29,753 73.26
Conservative Robert William G Sanderson 10,858 26.74
Majority 18,895 46.53
Turnout 73.51
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watkins 28,985 70.87
Conservative Neville Trotter 11,914 29.13
Majority 17,071 41.74
Turnout 70.17
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watkins 27,401 61.10
Conservative T Wilkinson 9,058 20.20
Liberal R McClure 8,384 18.70
Majority 18,343 40.90
Turnout 76.50
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watkins 27,123 66.98
Conservative M Lycett 7,677 18.96
Liberal J Gillinder 5,695 14.06
Majority 19,446 48.02
Turnout 68.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Consett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watkins 26,708 61.26
Conservative M Lycett 10,841 24.87
Liberal R Kennedy 6,048 13.87
Majority 15,867 36.39
Turnout 75.76
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Consett', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig